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Not so difficult second album...,
This review is from: In Ghost Colours (Audio CD)
After catching the brilliant Hearts on Fire, my expectations for Cut Copy's second album were immensely high. So when I heard the follow up singles So Haunted and Lights and Music I wasn't really sure what to expect as the sound had become a lot poppier - was this a move in the wrong direction from the excellent eclectic first album?
OK - theres no Bright Neon Payphone but aside from that this album is almost completely faultless in a way albums should be. You can listen and enjoy from beginning to end without having to skip past the more 'average' tracks - there simply are none. True, there are a few interludes of experimental noodling but these are brief and actually quite welcome in the mix - much like on Depeche Modes Violator.
Cut Copy wear their influences quite clearly tattooed on their forehead. If Peter Hook gets a listen he may be off to Australia to have words about the riff at the end of Hearts on Fire. However, this is all a good thing. The album may be a missing link between New Orders Technique and Electronics debut album but that again is fine and dandy.
Cut Copy have excelled themselves with an album that clearly embraces both the revived eighties discotronic and much loved indie jangle. Its nothing immediately new but it sounds very fresh and alive. Well done indeed.